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[Africa, Nigeria] BATN urges fair, balanced regulation of the tobacco industry

This can only be achieved if the bill on regulating the tobacco industry that is currently being debated by the National Assembly takes into consideration the views of all stakeholders with the ultimate aim of drafting a bill that is effective and workab
BusinessDAY (ng)
added Oct 21, 2014 14:45

[Africa] 'Over 6m Nigerian adults exposed to tobacco smoke'

while 5.6 percent used the product, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has disclosed. This was announced on Wednesday at a public hearing on the harmonised National Tobacco Control Bill (Senate Bill) 2012 and 2014 Executive B
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Oct 16, 2014 20:28

[Africa, Russia, Zimbabwe] Farmers cry foul over exclusion

The International Tobacco Growers Association has complained over the exclusion of agricultural experts from the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control's 6th meeting which will be held in Moscow from October 13 to 18 as this wi
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Oct 7, 2014 16:48

[Africa, South Africa] LETTER: E-cigarettes are safer

The regulations suggested by the WHO will prevent more people from being aware of e-cigarettes, and using them as an alternative to smoking. Twisp is certainly not shying away from any potential unintended consequences from the use of e-cigarettes: unde
Business Day (za)
added Sep 1, 2014 14:22

[Africa] VIDEO: Nigeria prepares for new tobacco control law

Premium Times (ng)
added Aug 19, 2014 06:27

[Africa, Nigeria] No Public Smoking Law To Be Enforced

The Lagos State Police Command has said it is ready to ensure that the law prohibiting public smoking in Lagos is strictly adhered to. The command said to ensure this, it is in collaboration with British America Tobacco to organise a one-day sensitisati
Daily Times of Nigeria (ng)
added Aug 19, 2014 05:18

[Africa, Nigeria] Stakeholders laud Reps over tobacco control bill

Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Mr. Dele Sotuba, commended the National Assembly for the planned law as it will go a long way in sanitising the industry. . He further advised that th
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Jul 24, 2014 15:09

[Africa, India, Nigeria] Betty Abah: Our threatened 'pikins' and the tobacco profiteers

We must summon the courage to go the way of other Africa countries such as Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Togo among others that passed effective smoke-free laws. We must summon the courage to say ‘no, not again, not our children, soulless Big Tobacco’.
DailyPost (ng)
added Jul 18, 2014 15:28

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Van De MERWE: Tobacco growers take stand against child labour

First, ITGA did not say child labour is “rampant” in the tobacco sector; and second, ITGA acknowledges the existence of child labour – which is actually what was stated by myself, in my capacity as president of the association, and which was supported by
Newsday (zw)
added Jul 16, 2014 21:49

[Africa, South Africa] State's ad restrictions stomping out cigarette use

But one intriguing point the tobacconist raised was that of the illicit tobacco trade. Illicit traders take up about 25 percent of the total market. Shouldn’t this be an area of priority for the government?
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jul 1, 2014 14:33
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